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.s. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drunk driv
so much. >> she's bundled up. >> coming up a law aimed at making it safer for under aged party goer autos michael finney looks at another new law might help make a -- take away some pain when pulled over by ples. >> taking you laif long the parade route. forks are already staking out claims for best views. >> abc 7 news contin >>> new year brings a new that law that could affect the way some young people celebrate tonight aimed at under age td drinking home of party buses and how two deaths led to this change. >> this new law came about after a 19-year-old was killed jerry hill named the bill for the teenager. hill says the law will hold the party bus driver responsible for under aged drink oogt drivers now of buses if they see, or ignore alcohol being consume bid minors they'll be subject to a misdemeanor. >> another party bus incident occurred this year, a 25-year-old the santa cruz woman was killed after she and a minor fell out of a party bus. the victim died after being run over on highway 17. passengers had been drinking. law requires a chaperone if minors are passengers. to s
laws and they just took a affect today. and we will tell you about one that affects you if you use facebook. >> reporter: well there are a total of 876 new laws in the books in our state and one is designed to protect homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure. this new law would prevent banks from starting the foreclosure basis and it will protect people going through alone modification. and you can still go ahead with the for close to our some time. it is now illegal to use facebook user i.d. and password to keep their jobs. colleges and user add mixes are also prohibited in doing the same thing and can no longer ask the students. driver less cars, pay paves the way and they are a bay area technical giant and as long as there is a real person watching nearby incase of an emergency. with more than 800 new laws, we can't go through all of them but these are just a few we have picked out but coming up in about 45 minutes we will tell you about a new law that has to do with carrying rifles in public. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> thank you, alley. they are preparing a vi
of cyber bullying and that is why i did a remarkable partnership in south florida with local law enforcement who had gone into schools talking about bullying, including cyber bullying and giving people concrete examples of things of situations they saw, it was remarkable. and that is why we will continue to do that work. so i hope today as we move forward you will understand that we are in this together with you at the department of justice. this is an all hands on deck enterprise. there is so much to do. i hope at the end of this day we will indeed all follow the lead of that student, walk out and say what are one or two things i'm going to do differently and better? how are we going to improve this situation? i hope if you take one and only one thing from melinda and my and ruslyn's remarks today, if you have an idea, please bring them to us. we want to learn from you. we are in this together and i want to say thank you because the most important thing we have is a recognition that you understand that this is indeed a national issue for us to deal with. i'm looking forw
conversations with superintendents and law enforcement officials as well about how we can address this data integrity issue and how a school won't be hoisted by their own petard because they had the courage to collect the data when other schools kind of look the other way. so, again, it's a hard question to answer in ways that are other than anecdote. there have been survey data and things of that nature, but i feel uncomfortable saying unequivocally this is what we know, these are the trends. i like to be evidence based and i'm not sure the evidence allows that. >> roslyn, challenges to you and secretary duncan. >> for the first time you can see data for the first time about the -- discipline and students referred to law enforcement, suspensions more than once. on the bullying and harassment we are also collecting for the first time ever data on the number of incidents of students disciplined for bullying and harassment. they are not exactly reliable. lots of folks aren't collecting this. our collection is at the school level so you could go and see all this data that pop out in nice
of new laws set to hit the books january 1 from new rules on the road to sales tax increases for sm.=i=r? we're live to preview some of the new rules and laws. nannette? californians taxes will go up in just a few days. the income tax will go up for high earners and sales tax going up for everyone. >> shoppers still getting their fill with after christmas sale buzz sales tax will jump another quarter sent bringing state wide tax to 7.5% for four years. california voters okayed the hike to safe schools from deeper cuts. >> i have a 17-year-old daughter and grandchildren going to be in school. whatever we've got to do, we'll dig in deeper to help. >> not everyone is happy with another tax hike. >> in the looking forward to it. this n reason for it to improve things but i never see it going towards that. >> also, help for senior citizens modeled after the amber alert a silver alert for anyone 65 or older who is missing and in great danger because of the medical conditions like alzheimer's. families typically have to wait 24 hours to file a report. >> silver alert law just super sides a
book -- facebook bought it last year. >>> it is now the law in russia, u.s. families are no longer allowed to adopt russian children. the law was signed into law today. it is in retaliation of u.s. law for human right abusers there. a crushing blow for would-be parents here. a hopeful mom spoke about the 3- year-old she is waiting for. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. so i want to be reunited with her. and i want to bring her home. >> adoption agencies are protesting the ban in hopes adoptions in progress may go forward. >> reporter: come january 1st, new state law expected to make it easier for women to use sperm donors to get pregnant. it was crafted with single women and same sex couples in mind. it will allow them to wave strict federal testing restrictions when receiving sperm from a known donor. critics argued that the current rules discriminate against woman who do not have intimate male partners. >>> a bay area lawmaker is trying to stop drunk drivers from repeating their mistakes. a tougher law introduced had this afternoon would require ignition locks. >> one
how they work. there is a breath sample taken. law enforcement agencies say check points such as this one help to intercept drunk drivers and take them off of the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and made 18 arrests. they support the bill. >> this legislation is being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fort tud to not drive drunk. >> the device costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs to ensure accuracy that can run an additional $50 to $100 every two months. mothers against drunk driving would prefer laws tougher. >> i prefer they're installed on every dui convicted person's car. this is a great stop gach. >> four california counties are in the middle of a pilot project in which those devices are required after the first dui conviction. and is hoping that feed back from that pilot project might provide ammunition it needs for a tougher law. >> writers on edge after another person was pu
what may have caused the crash or if alcohol may have been involved. >>> and law enforcement agencies were really everywhere during the night, cracking down, looking out for drunk drivers. dui checkpoints were set ulall over the bay area and chp officers were patrolling those highways. yesterday, the chp said the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year. but new numbers for this year's crackdown may be released sometime today. >>> all right. 7:04. we want to check in again with tara. more about the accident in the south bay. >> one in mountain view, the one in the campbell area. 101 northbound at moveit boulevard is the first one -- move fet boulevard is the -- moffitt boulevard. this is a spinout accident. and kest campbell, it's a two- car crash. one lane is blocked. on the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving along, on the right side westbound as you drive to foster city. no problems. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's clear sailing into san francisco this morning. 7:04. here's steve. >>> thank you, tara. >>> well, a little system, most of you probably missed it. but it
>>> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress. i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back in a recession and obviously had a severe impact on families across america. >> the fiscal cliff avoided for now in one final late night vote in washington. good evening. happy new year. i'm cheryl jennings. dan ashley and carolyn johnson have the night off. it means most of us, most of us will avoid a big income tax hike. it came after a bitter debate, but as one republican congressman said tonight, you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. now more from karen travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that b
. >> the bargaining continues tonight. >> the fremont please chief has called it quits. he was worked in law enforcement for more than four decade. he will be replaced by the captain. the chief will stay on the job for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster
's something they do every year. >> my mom, aunt, sister-in- law, tradition we do. we just spend time together. do a lot of returns. >> reporter: stores throughout the mall displayed sale science, some showing as much as 75%off. >> we want to sell as much, put the spring goods out. we are going to be -- i know we are. >> reporter: november and december count up to 40% of yearly sales, the last two months before christmas were the weakest since 2008. retailers hope to make up by slashing prices, customers had different take its on the deals they saw. >> last year was much better. >> reporter: dispointing? >> little bit. >> 50% off at gap. marked down -- i got tanks, underwear and, yeah. >> reporter: you are happy. >> yeah. >> reporter: and many are expecting to use their gift cards today and they will have plenty of chances to do that. the mall has extended hours today here at valley fair. they will be open until ten tonight. ktvu. >> thank you. for a lot of people the gifts are now unwrapped and sorted. before going to the customer service counter you need to check that exchange poll civ
injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> president obama cut his hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washington, especially -- anger w
. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
go towards tomorrow morning. for the sierras, there are no tire chain laws in effect but look out for freezing fog toward with mostly sunny skies. temperatures will be climbi the 30's. your kron 4 7 day around the bay my help and pleasant conditions with mild-- sunday, monday, looked to also be dry. temperatures in the 50s. >> we continue to monitor a light ride. we will see there are no problems from the macarthur maze, and also out of the word, the 92 westbound. take a look! you could practically walk across the bridge. and the 101 northbound. southbound, it is not even the set up for normal computers. there are no delays or problems. a quick look at our traffic map for the north bay ride towards marin county. delay- free. >>> police in oakland are still looking for the gunman who girl. the teenager who died sunday night has been identified as 15-year-old jubrille jordan of oakland. this is what the crime scene looked like sunday night hours after the shooting had happened. keep in mind these gun shots rang out in the afternoon. jordan was killed and a 14 year old boy was shot i
that from happening. the district has currently put in new procedures. >>> several new driving laws go into effect starting on january 1st. we are in san jose to tell you about some of them. >> reporter: right now if you get pulled over by police you have to show written proof of insurance but starting on january 1st, you can show that proof by using your smart phone or tablet. >> i have not heard of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the d
year, new laws. we have a run you of the big changes and they all start tomorrow morning. >> plus a democratic rescue turns to chaos. how nearly a dozen people got trapped in an icy lake. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. a light day of trading. we have a mixed bag with the early numbers. coming up we'll talk all things money with ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. stay right there. ,, ,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. mountains of los angeles county... this is cell phone >>> check out, it's a daring rescue n
with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing t
various law enforcement agencies. they have pushed the perimeter back twice to campus -- encompass a larger area. it is up the road and the shooting happened inside an apartment building and the ambulance that was here has since left the scene. investigative unit has been called and that's common with shootings. again we are hearing this officer involved shooting happened in an apartment building here in walnut creek and we are working to bring you more updates throughout the morning. for now live, christian captain, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> there are angry business owners demanding more police patrols. early yesterday, vandals smashed the windows at a nearby empty storefront and the area has been the center of recent crimes and now they are writing to city leaders to ask for more police protection. >>> pg&e prompted evacuations in eastern contra costa. crews dug up an area in brentwood this morning. they found a league and last night crews evacuated three homes and told others to stay indoors. we have a reporter on the way to brentwood and shed have a report in just a half
law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers, setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 tonight through new year's day. >>> a fry ride on muni today to celebrate the -- a free ride on muni today to celebrate the 100th birthday. terry mcsweeney is live at the west postal station. >> reporter: no unnecessary love, let's call it, for muni on is 100th birthday. riders are saying what muni needs to do, as we go forward is get it together, start running its trains on time. good news is muni's birthday wish for itself is the same thing. hop on a muni train or bus or cable car and it won't cost anything. happy birthday from muni, a system some love. >> i've been a lot of places i think muni is one of the greatest transportation lines. >> reporter: a system some don't love even on this special day. >> get serious about getting me places on time >> not good. really unreliable. i think, my opinion, you know, it is rare that it is ever on time. >> i agree with him. >> reporter: that comes from ed, a sometimes frustrated rider himself. down the
food. that includes grocery stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. >>> well, a new state law that goes into effect tuesday worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drives to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice operated and hands- free. supporters of the new law say it's better than having drivers type while they're driving. but opponents say that hands- free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect january 1, carbon monoxide detectors must be put into operation. breastfeeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. and school officials must report child sexual abuse. >>> it is already sunday morning in washington, where there's still no word of a fiscal cliff deal. senate leaders are trying to hammer out an 11th hour compromise to save all americans from the tax hike. tara shows us the deal they're considering only kicks the can down the road. again. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell left the capito
cops have become targets. >> we do have a lot of law enforcement folks that live in our city. they are the victims of burglaries. >> reporter: most recently last night. three burglars already ransacking a police officer ice home here in southeast ann tee job when the officer came home. >> interrupted the burglary and three subjects fled out of the back of the home. >> reporter: the officer chased them but was forced to stop when they fired a warning shot in the air. months ago an officer who lived in brentwood shot and injured a suspected burglar. it did not appear the officer in yesterday's burglary was targeted. >> it appears to be completely random. like many cities in the bay areas, residential burglaries are on the rise and have been. >> reporter: a helicopter and search dogs could not locate the suspects. authorities have only a vague description of the three men. however they were able to recover some of that stolen property dropped during the chase. >> we're following a developing story in the east bay. police are investigating a shooting at the bay point bart station
streets this weekend. tonight through new year's eve, the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers, setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 tonight through new year's day. >>> a fry ride on muni today to celebrate the -- a free ride on muni today to celebrate the 100th birthday. terry mcsweeney is live at the west postal station. >> reporter: no unnecessary love, let's call it, for muni on is 100th birthday. riders are saying what muni needs to do, as we go forward is get it together, start running its trains on time. good news is muni's birthday wish for itself is the same thing. hop on a muni train or bus or cable car and it won't cost anything. happy birthday from muni, a system some love. >> i've been a lot of places i think muni is one of the greatest transportation lines. >> reporter: a system some don't love even on this special day. >> get serious about getting me places on time >> not good. really unreliable. i think, my opinion, you know, it is rare that it is ever on time. >> i agree with him. >>
laws to take effect in california. plus, we'll break down the incredible video that shows a plane crashing into a freeway. director of star trek movie is back in the day, we didn't have the u-verse wireless receiver. [ light laugh ] the tv stayed in one place... mmmmhmmmm. ...right next to the upstairs tv outlet. oh yeah. they can move the tv all over the place, even outside. grandpa... mmmhmm? kids have it easy nowadays. [ glasses clink ] i'm trying to tell ya. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver, only from at&t. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for 6 months. at&t. ♪ >> ama: several new laws will take effect beginning new year's day. one is underage drinking on party buses. one person died after being on party bus in 2010. the law requires a chaperone placed on buses. few other laws, auto dealers to help finance car purchases must provide 30-day warranties for any vehicles they sell. it will be illegal for college administrators to ask to access facebook account. private companies that provide space travel will be immune from civil suits. the state reptile will be named the
arrested. with cooperation of law enforcement agencies from santa clara county, oakland and all involved. neighbors say news has been comfortinging. >> it speaks to more of the safety of the neighborhood that. is why i feel good about it. it wasn't a, just a random act of violence. >> they found the people, were relieved and happy bit z everyone is sleeping with both eyes closed now. >> investigators have not released a cause of death nl nlt-sh-in the nurd year a new year's eve warning from patrol. drivers need to be aware of black ice, being blamed for this accident on petaluma boulevard. a driver patrol he lost control of the pickup truck around 7:45 this morning. the truck overturned after veering into an enbankment. black ice being blamed for an accident on san pablo dam road. the car slid off the road, tumbling about 60 feet down a hillside. we're glad toll you norr"; one s injured. >> and cold everybody keeps talking about. is it going to get colder? >> let's find out. spencer chris chen is here with the accu-weather forecast. >> it's9Ñ!4 going to get cold. not as cold as this mo
. >> a mile high in more ways than one in denver. a law legalizing marijuana mayor takes affect. >> 49ers make a move that could spell the end for 1g@ >>> right now in washington, d.c. the house of rev tips is in session preparing to vote on legislation to keep frus falling off the fiscal cliff. >> mark matthews joins us live now following negotiations tonight. what is the latest? >> house republicans will put the senate version of the fiscal cliff deal up for a vo. sometime within the next 90 minutes or so. foremost of the day, they refused to call fr a vote there. was a lot of hand wringing today, an aid to john boehner described it as universal concern about a lack of spending cuts. the senate deal extends the bush tax cuts for every american making under $100,000 in year -- $400,000 a year, and it extends unemployment benefits to some two million americans. nancy pelosi sounded hopeful. >> it's a bill that was passed in the united states senate 89-8 tell me when you've had that on a measure as controversial as this. >> pelosi called to put the version on the floor. >> the issue of whether
, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and took careful thought, too, let me actual. a chilly start today, don't you think in. >> yeah, yeah freezeing. >> temperatures were literally freezing and in santa rosa last night and chilly with the numbers this morning, 30s and 40s, 45 degrees at concord; oakland, 40 degrees. sfo at 43 and san jose, 48 and below freezeing in santa rosa and a few high clouds as we gaze toward the bay bridge and out of the door this morning, still going to be cold as you head out an hour from now. the number yes are in the 40s for much of the bay area and chillier inl
neighborhood over the next few days. right now the highway patrol and other local law enforcement agency around the bay area are launching their annual crack down on drunk drivers. dui checkpoint in place tonight through the bay area and they will be up and running through new year's day to try to keep people safe and drugs off the road. >> one bay area lawmaker proposing new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the road. already being used in other states and some considering it here. david has the story. >> thinking behind proposed crack down over repeat offenders is to address what hill says is a high rate of drunk drivers who don't modify their behavior. he cite 2009 statistics most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start onl
year, there are laws to pay attention to. there will be a 10-cent charge for plastic bags in grocery stores. the waste management authority adopted it last year, banning plastic bags, all in the effort to reduce single carryout bags and promote reusable bags. >> i won't be shopping here without a bag. i will bring my own bag. >> i need to go and dig them all and put them in my car. that's going to be the key, remember to get them out of the car when i go into the store. >> it's a good idea for the environment. i guess we all have to sacrifice for environment safety. >> according to www.stopwaste.org, plastic bags are the most common litter found in waterways. this is protects creeks and san francisco bay. >>> those klineing out their closet for the -- got a bonus. mission street in san francisco, those who came in to give away their old belongings were assisted by bellhops and given away popcorn. they got free passes to the zoo and movie tickets. they say this is to thank people for their donations which they call the life blood of their charity. >> what these donations do is support
and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it, yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be a little more cautious for other people that they may actually kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in other states including new mexico where recidivism went down by 75%. advice to the public, plan ahead. >> you know there's going to be drinking at the party so either have a designated driver, plan to stay at a friend's house. >> re
are on administrative leave. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new report finds the number of u.s. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty dropped. 127 officers were killed this year. down 23% from 2011. in california 2 officers died this year compared to 10 last year, which is an 80% drop. he was shot during a traffic stop in september and he was gunned down in april. >>> police released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week. he was gunned friday night on 65th street. investigators are not releasing any information about suspects or a motive. it was the second homicide in emeryville this year. >>> san francisco police are searching for a teenager who escaped. a transport service was bringing the 16-year-old by the -- boy to the center. the teen somehow managed to escape. the driver tried to chase the teen but lost track of him. officers say the boy from extradited from southern california. he was black, and was last seen wearing a glittery black tank top and dark acid-wash jeans. >>> a lawsuit has been filed in the case of misconduct by san francisco police officers.
alan wong reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171 dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses, like the pier 15 restaurant and bar, say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are of
valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little g
in a few weeks. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> well, a new state law goes into effect tuesday. it worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drivers to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice-operated and hands- free. the supporters say the new law is better than having drivers type while they're driving but opponents say hands-free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect on new year's day, carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in condominiums and apartments along with smoke detectors. two laws ban businesses and schools from demanding that employees or students share their social media information. breast-feeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. school officials and coaches must report suspected child sexual abuse. and testing of self-driving cars will be allowed on california roads. >>> here in the bay area, another county is jumping on the plastic bag ban on new year's day. alameda county joins san
a majority of americans support stricter gun laws but most are against banning assault weapons. 58 percent of americans now say they support stricter gun laws that's up from 43% and october 2011. the american public is now split on enforcing existing laws instead of passing new ones. 40¢ per set of the public wants to enforce current laws while 47 once the legislation. this is a big law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama has not gained much support since october 2011. 44 percent support and assault weapons ban while 51 percent are against it. >> today 200 use of teachers will get the proper training to be able to carry a weapon. the utah shooting sports council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed weapons training for the teachers. it's an idea gaining traction in the aftermath of the connecticut school shooting. you ties among few states that let people carry license concealed weapons and the public schools without exception. >> to fire fighters were wounded by gunmen and was that is new york house on fire and then killed two other firefighters say they ar
. look for ktvu. >>> between all the champagne and parking problems, law enforcement advises you use public transportation. bart will run till 3:00 a.m. and will add trains. if you are trying to leave san francisco, check if your line stops at the embarcadero or montgomery because at 8:00 p.m. trains will stop there and you can ride muni for free. cal train is free after 11:00 p.m. and the last line will leave san francisco at 2:00 a.m. in san jose, vta is free after 7:00 p.m. if you drive tonight and drink, aaa is offering to give you and your car a free ride home. just call 1(800)222-4357 or 1(800)aaa-help. >>> stanford is poised to take on wisconsin in the rose bowl tomorrow. ktvu's fred inglis is live in pasadena where he found cardinals fans ready as well. >> reporter: i am downtown los angeles, l.a. live, 100 yards from me is the staples center where the lakers and the clippers play nba basketball, of course. behind me, there is ice skating. over left, stanford, they just finished holding a 90 minute rally for the stanford cardinal but the festivity started much sooner than tha
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
. sanitation workers picked up an estimated 50 tons of trash. >>> and there are all kinds of new laws across the country. in maryland, same-sex marriage there is legal as of today. and couples rang in 2013 with wedding bells. voters approved that gay marriage measure back in november. that was one of hundreds of new laws that went into effect as the new year began, from new restrictions on the use of social media to an increase in the minimum wage. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, has more. >> reporter: beginning today in california and illinois, it's against the law for an employer to ask anyone applying for a job to reveal user names or passwords for social media sites like facebook. johnny says it happened to him at a job interview. >> it's rude and not respectful. someone has privacy. you expect them to respect that. >> reporter: though job placement experts advise leaving embarrassing photos off social media sites, an employer doesn't have the right to rummage through an applicant's past. >> it's like saying, i want the keys to your house to look around. >> reporter: as of to
the law, she found herself on the wrong side of the law. >> hoping to become a police officer. >> reporter: she was about to graduate from college. the san francisco district attorney charged the 23-year-old woman with driving under the influence, hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. those are just some of the six charges she's facing after police say she drove her car into a group of people last week at the twin peaks vista point in san francisco. the accident killed a 56-year-old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the injuries knocked the three pedestrians 30 feet down a hillside. while the victim's family did not appear in court, the suspect's relatives came out to the hearing. their attorney did speak saying gina is praying for the victims. >> gina and the entire family is destroyed by what happened. and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the victims' family. >> reporter: the district attorney says he will prosecute this case aggressively. he said this is another example of why people should not drink and drive. >> we are
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states who don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers unions have fought the change. 33 other states and district of columbia have granted waivers from the law. >>> next, flood waters causing problems in the north bay. terry mcsweeney will have a live report. >>> end of the year treat. how you can get a free ride courtesy of muni, later this week. mr >>> very goodies 26th, to you all. i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. there are sales going on if you are headed to them,eb!a1 wl á encounter rain mike?i >> yesx shores more likely than a steady rain like yesterday we are on the back side of this storm. we have pockets of showers outtx there mainly north bay, sliding southeast. berkeley, emeryville, oakland, pacifica avenue, that's where some of the showers are the great highway over towards ocean
in the country. >>> if you are a homeowner here in california you will get foreclosure protection from a new law. providing homeowners with a single point of contact if they want loans modified. lenders will be banned from foreclosing while evaluating a request. homeowners can sue lenders who violate the new law. >> january 1st, plastic bags will no longer be available at stores in alameda county. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper, plastic or produce -- plastic bags for produce will still be free. >>> 49ers' players and fans will have a happy new year thanks to sunday's win. the 9ers knocked off the cardinals 27-13. the victory made the 9ers winners of the nfc west, two years in a row. the playoff game will be held in san francisco january 12th, 5 in the evening.gzk yesterday's highlights including gore scoring 50 first rushing up down, day -- 51st rushing touchdown, a we get that important buy. >> good stuff. good stuff for the weather too. >> let's check in with mike. >>> it is going to be dry extended period of dry weather, good morning. a few high clouds the last three hours, o
republicans passing the senate bill. i will sign a law that will raise taxes on wealthiest 2% of americans. it could have sent the economy back into a recession. it appeared the bill was headed for defeat. house republicans had not want to raise taxes without significant cuts. >> there is no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. we feel like the senate bill failed miserably. >> but republicans decided to the to lengthen the fight. >> what is the alternative? go out $4 trillion of tax hikes for the american people, market uncertain. >> the bill shields people earning less than $400,000 a year from tax increases and extends unemployment benefits for roughly 2 million people. what it does not do is raise the so-called debt ceiling. in two months the government will reach its limit on borrowing, not to mention the bill delays larjts cuts to the pentagon and other government programs. >> reporter: so in march we may see another round of fighting. president obama says he hopes congress can reach an agreement with a little less drama. >> katie: what are the chances that republ
due to richmond0s rein creased police force, going from 400 -- 40 howevers and now 140. >> one new law aims to crack down on underaged drinking aboard so-called party buses. am teenager died on a party bus. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monitor the medication she is taking. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >>
keeps language that allows law enforcement to that allows law enforcement  a warrant. zuckerberg got a privay lesson tripped up by the site's privacy policy and a family photo she posted for friendsv:whap sharedx>> good morning. you are looking live and emeryville. you won't see rain it is dry across the bay area only a break so enjoy it while you can. now. >>> business as usual for shoppers when the doors open this morning at are den fair mall in sacramento. -- the mall was unlock down yesterday after a fight broke out in the food court. you can see people running. police say the fight involved about 20 who took off running through the mall knocking over signs and shoppers. in the confusion some thought kagan gunman was firing shots, -- that was not the case. >> i imagined someone with a gun or just someone coming to the store and threatening us. >> we hid behind the jewelry i was like we need to ge
decades in law enforcement. he was criticize inside 2005 for ending police response to burglar alarms. steckler will stay on for special assistant to the interim chief for the next few months. >>> 2012 has been a bad year for homicides in the major cities. two days to go oakland is at 130 for a year. 26% increase from 2011. sanfrancisco has 67 so far. it is say one third increase from last year. san jose's 45 is low for a city of almost a million people but it is still 12.5% higher than 2011. >>> well, a deadly tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground sho
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